NYSC suspends Batch C orientation exercise in Kaduna

The violent crisis in Kaduna state has forced the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to postpone the orientation exercise for Batch C corps members posted to the state.

Over 55 people were killed over the weekend at Kasuwar Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. A 24-hour curfew was imposed on the state by Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Sunday.

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A statement by NYSC said the postponement is indefinite.

It however advised those posted to other states to proceed to their various orientation camps for the exercise whoch starts October 23, 2018 nationwide.

Read full statement below:


The Management of National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all 2018 Batch C prospective Corps Members deployed to Kaduna State that the commencement of the Orientation Course earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 has been suspended till further notice due to the current security situation and consequent curfew imposed by the state government.

All affected prospective Corps Members are advised to remain at home until further notice from the NYSC Management.

However, all other prospective Corps Members deployed to other States and FCT are to report at the various orientation camps on Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 as scheduled.

All inconveniences are regretted.

Thank you.



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